In situ production of a two-dimensional molybdenum disulfide/graphene hybrid nanosheet anode for lithium-ion batteries
journal contributionposted on 2020-04-14, 00:00 authored by Srikanth MatetiSrikanth Mateti, Md Mokhlesur RahmanMd Mokhlesur Rahman, Pavel CizekPavel Cizek, Ying (Ian) ChenYing (Ian) Chen
A solvent-free, low-cost, high-yield and scalable single-step ball milling process is developed to construct 2D MoS2/graphene hybrid electrodes for lithium-ion batteries. Electron microscopy investigation reveals that the obtained hybrid electrodes consist of numerous nanosheets of MoS2 and graphene which are randomly distributed. The MoS2/graphene hybrid anodes exhibit excellent cycling stability with high reversible capacities (442 mA h g-1 for MoS2/graphene (40 h); 553 mA h g-1 for MoS2/graphene (20 h); 342 mA h g-1 for MoS2/graphene (10 h)) at a high current rate of 250 mA g-1 after 100 cycles, whereas the pristine MoS2 electrode shows huge capacity fading with a retention of 37 mA h g-1 at 250 mA g-1 current after 100 cycles. The incorporation of graphene into MoS2 has an extraordinary effect on its electrochemical performance. This work emphasises the importance of the construction of the 2D MoS2/graphene hybrid structure to prevent capacity fading issues with the MoS2 anode in lithium-ion batteries.